Australia's Melbourne NE Link biggest ever transport project in Victoria The North East Link will be the biggest transport project in Victoria’s history, finally building the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network. The link will begin on th ...

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50 years of concrete truck mixers from Liebherr Liebherr has been producing truck mixers for concrete transport for 50 years. The product is undergoing continuous development to deliver further customer advantages, and the fifth generation of tr ...

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Construction Climate Challenge Conference calls for ambitious carbon reduction goals Industry heavyweights warned guests at a London Construction Climate Challenge conference this week, hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment, that only big targe ...

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Skyjack partners with a new supplier in the UAE Linamar Corporation's Skyjack division recently filled a tall order with growing UAE rental company Safelift LLC. The Abu Dhabi based rental company just added a number of Skyjack products to its l ...

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Will the dash cam make safer drivers and safer roads? A dash cam is a small camera mounted on the dashboard or windscreen of your car and facing the road, although for even better coverage you can also have dash cams with both front and rear fac ...

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AfDB approves €122m loan for Tunisia Road Improvement Project The Board of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of €112 million to help finance the North-East Road Connectivity Support Project in Tunisia. The project aim ...

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Volvo EC18D a Jack of all Trades for Willie Paterson A Volvo EC18D compact excavator has established a niche for itself with owners W T Paterson Joinery & Building - working on a whole spectrum of property maintenance duties at the huge glas ...

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Speed down, save lives! Brake, the national road safety charity founded and lead the annual Road Safety Week, which takes place this week, the 20th – 26th November. This year’s theme is Speed Down Save Lives which aims to raise awareness about t ...

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ODI welcomes new Geospatial Commission and measures to open up land data in UK The Open Data Institute has called for open land data for a long time, both in the UK and abroad. By opening up mapping data – previously only accessible to large com ...

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Lower Thames Crossing’s £8bn economic benefit welcomed Businesses from across Essex and Kent have been encouraged by Highways England, the organisation delivering the new Lower Thames Crossing, to start preparing for an £8 billion boost to the S ...

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The Wood Awards announce 2017 winners The winners of the annual Wood Awards, have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall in London hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twe ...

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Life-saving training for Highways England Traffic Officers More than 950 Highways England Traffic Officers are being trained in life saving first aid, giving them enhanced skills which may be used to help casualties in need of urgent medical att ...

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Parsons selected as Technical Advisor for Metrolinx enhanced train control and signalling Parsons has begun providing technical advisory services for Metrolinx’s Enhanced Train Control and Conventional Signaling (ETCCS) project related to Metrol ...

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New £1.5 million salt barn to help keep Britain's roads moving this winter A new £1.5 million salt barn in Knutsford, Cheshire, will help to keep the region’s motorways and major A roads moving this winter. Highways England is storing more than ...

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New A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon bridge beams lifted over major railway line New photos of giant bridge beams being lifted over one of the country’s main railway lines have been released by Highways England, as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon imp ...

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How big is the pothole problem in the UK? If you lust after the thrill of airplane turbulence, you can often recreate it by driving down one of Britain's many pothole-covered roads (though we wouldn't recommend it). While it can be difficult to ...

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Remote control decreases downtime on Florida’s Interstate 4 project The ActiveCare alert came in on a sunny Wednesday morning in Florida: 'Engine coolant critically low'. A technician sprang into action, temporarily halting a Volvo excavator fro ...

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FCC wins bid to widen section I of the Inter-American Highway in Panama The consortium FCC Corredor de las Playas I, formed by FCC Construcción and the operator CICSA (infrastructures and construction division of the Grupo Carso), has won the bi ...

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STRABAG to build further Akalla tunnel section for the Stockholm motorway ring STRABAG Sverige AB, a subsidiary of STRABAG SE, has been awarded a €45 million contract from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) to build the Akalla M ...

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Australia announces additional Aus$8.4 billion for Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail The Australian Government has announced its commitment to Inland Rail with an additional $8.4 billion investment. Inland Rail is forecast to boost Australia’s G ...

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MIT study shows how to get sprayed metal coatings to stick When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal sol ...

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Swedish PM and French President sign strategic partnership at Volvo HQ Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Volvo Group headquarters where they saw some of the company’s latest innovations – inclu ...

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David Davis visits JCB to reassure British business as Brexit talks enter key stage The Rt. Hon. David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, today visited JCB’s World HQ to tour the manufacturing site and take part in disc ...

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Denbighshire's new route to investment gives boost to businesses A new initiative is putting business investment at the heart of Denbighshire’s strategy for economic growth. The “Invest in Denbighshire” project is designed to encourage new inves ...

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Volvo 40-tonne excavators find favour at H and S Contractors H and S Contractors Ltd of Kingsnorth, Hoo in Kent continues to add Volvo Construction Equipment products to its plant portfolio, following the purchase of a 25-tonne L150H late last y ...

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Roads sector expresses amusement at Chancellor's future car vision for Britain The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has greeted the Chancellor’s, Philip Hammond, announcement that driverless cars will be on Britain’s roads by 2021 with ...

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Construction Lab Technician admits faking test results on mega bridge project The 55km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and tunnel project started in 2011 and will link the three major cities of Zhuhai in mainland China, with Hong Kong and Macau. T ...

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Taking control of the Future brings success Training and access to resources are key The construction industry is dynamic — ever changing and evolving through technology. The way contractors work today is clearly much different than 50 years ago ...

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Road collisions account for 20% of hospital trauma admissions in the UK One in five patients admitted to trauma centres in the UK were involved in road crashes in 2016 according to new figures obtained by Brake, the road safety charity. Road col ...

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The Tesla Semi will deliver a high-tech and ultra-safe truck alternative. Unrivalled Performance Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in five seconds, compared to 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck. It does 0-60 mph in 20 sec ...

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